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sivartn
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« on: June 18, 2007, 03:16:24 pm »

Hey everyone, I am new to this forum.  I started this stuff as a hobby about 2 years ago, I am 17 now.  I started by building DIY projectors,  Most of them worked just not good enough,  I found this forum and love the idea.   I just purchased a projector off of ebay and should get it later this week, but i couldnt wait to get started.  Here is my screen.  I will post more when i set up my sound system, and projector.  The screen is a light gray tarp measuring 10' X14'.     The last picture shows the screen in relation to my pool.  Thanks to Cherry Hills for telling me how to post a picture.


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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007, 03:28:18 pm »

There are two ways to do it. If you already have the picture on a web site, you can just click on the "insert image" button above and put its address in.

If it's still on your computer, click on the "Additional Options" link below the message composition window. That pops up several tools, including one labeled "Attach", where you can put the name of your file. That will upload it to the BYT server and attach it to your message.
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2007, 09:54:32 pm »

Welcome Sivartn!
You have a great setup there! I'm sure your friends all love to hang out in your backyard.... speaking of backyards...yours looks to be as far as the eye can see, huh?!!
Nice!!!
Enjoy your movies. Lots of great ideas on this forum, just look around!
Have Fun!
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2007, 08:55:06 am »

Sivartn -

WELCOME! GREAT start!

My only suggestion....

You don't say what your frame is made of. If it's PVC, I would add one more support in the middle to shore up that sag and/or tighten up on the guide lines to pull the sag out.

Other than that, looks great!

Good luck,
Tom
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2007, 10:01:24 am »

Looks good!  Don't think you will have any complaints from the neighbors. LOL Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2007, 03:51:04 pm »

Thanks to everyone for there advice,  I tightened the guide lines so there is almost no slack in the screen.  I forgot to mention before that i am useing metal fence posts jammed about 1 foot into the ground with square plastic rain gutters over them as the support posts.   Here are some more pics of the support system, and my suround sound.


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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2007, 08:22:56 am »

sivartn -

Looking better already! You should have a great time.

Let us know how it goes.

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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2007, 10:16:27 pm »

Check out a video of my set up at <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/hTzvFFsB_P0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/hTzvFFsB_P0</a>
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2007, 10:35:12 pm »

That is a GREAT video, sivartn!  I'm grinning from ear to ear. 

I think it's awesome that you started doing this at 15.  Are you a gamer too or do you watch mostly movies out there?

Nice work on your setup (and the video) and welcome aboard, young man.  You remind me of me at 17.

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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2007, 11:19:42 pm »

Thanks for the great comments everyone,  No i am not really a gamer,  but i hope to play my friends Nentedno Wii on it soon.  Glad you liked the video.
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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2007, 12:46:01 am »

Check out a video of my set up at <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/hTzvFFsB_P0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/hTzvFFsB_P0</a>
You are a real engineer sivartn!  Cool Love the truck ladder! Thatís the same pool I started with!  Grin You should add a sound track and create some antics like Charlie Chaplin! How did you create the video at 2x speed?
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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2007, 12:51:41 am »

To get the video to play at 2x speed i just used a video effect on windows movie maker.  LOL, when i first saw it go that fast i thaught of the old Charlie Chaplin stuff too.  Being a magician, i love doing strange creative things like that.  As for the truck ladder,  ya thats all i had to work with,  If you noticed before i set  up the second corner of the screen i had to get out and check the tarp because i ran over it,  usually i am more careful.   And as far as adding music to the vid,  naaa dont think so.  I like the sound of the cars going at 2x speed  LOL.  Thanks again for all you support, and keep up the good work everyone,  I love seeing all the other kool set ups you guys have.
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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2007, 02:20:24 pm »

how about a little "life in the fast lane" by the Eagles or "go faster" by Black Crowes as your theme song to that video.
Fantastic!!! I'll have to check out the speed thing.... way fun!  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2007, 02:08:06 am »

Hey again everyone.  I just baught a PlayStation 2 slim today for my outdoor theater.  I did have a PS 1 but the games were getting boring, and i really wanted Grand Theft Auto and Guitar Hero,  Those will be fun on a large screen,  Just thaught i would update everyone on my progress.  I will post more of my screen after the first showing next weekend.  Cya


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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2007, 07:44:01 am »

Nice job! Cool video Wink
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